Deputy Suzanne Hopper en Governor Signs "Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act" Into Law <p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill requiring Ohio courts to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database.</p><p>The bill signed Tuesday is named after a Clark County sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago. State Representatives Chris Widener from Springfield and Bill Beagle from Tipp city joined the governor for the signing of the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:23:45 +0000 Associated Press 34251 at Governor Signs "Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act" Into Law Ohio Bill Requires Reporting of Mental Health Information <p>Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.</p><p>The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.</p><p>Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.</p><p>The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 33965 at AG Office Provides Grant Money for NAMI Ohio <p></p><p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that his office is awarding $60,000 in grant funds to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio (NAMI Ohio).&nbsp;</p><p>According to the Attorney General’s office, the grant money will fund Crisis Intervention Team or (CIT) training. It’s a 40-hour course educating law enforcement officers about handling incidents involving people with mental illness. Law enforcement officers will receive education about mental health disorders, the local mental health system, and some practical techniques for de-escalating crises.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:44:32 +0000 Jerry Kenney 31512 at The Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act Passes Ohio Senate <p><br>Senate Bill 7 has passed the Ohio Senate with bi-partisan support. The legislation also knows as The Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act, was named after the sheriff's deputy who was killed in 2011 in Enon, after responding to a call of shots fired on New Year’s Day.<br><br>Senate Bill 7 was jointly sponsored by State Senators Chris Widener and Bill Beagle.<br> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:56:46 +0000 Wayne Baker 30656 at Portion Of I-70 To Be Renamed In Honor Of Fallen Officer <p>Republican State Senator Chris Widener of Springfield announced yesterday that part of Ohio Senate Bill 325, passed yesterday, includes a portion of Interstate 0 in Clark County will be named for a fallen police officer. WYSO's Jerry Kenney has the details. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:08:26 +0000 Jerry Kenney 25970 at